Ok, so it’s taken me a while, but now with my 2-year business anniversary approaching, I thought I’d take the plunge into the blogging world!
So, here goes, where to start……the beginning I suppose…
At the end of 2016 the firm I worked for in Jersey was acquired by a global financial services provider. My Principal, the COO of the Jersey firm, retired from the business at the time of the acquisition and I took the decision to accept voluntary redundancy and exit the firm at the same time. I must admit at the time this was a pretty scary decision. If it weren’t for the acquisition, I would not have left my EA role, I loved the job and the team I worked with. Initially I started the hunt for a new EA role, during which time I started to consider setting up my own business (well actually credit where it’s due it was my Hubby’s idea) and that is exactly what I did. In March 2017, MT Virtual PA was launched – my first ever business – eek!
Plenty to think about….
I spent hours and hours researching everything I could find about starting your own business and being a Virtual Assistant. I had to think about things like registering the business, data protection, logos, terms & conditions, marketing, business insurance etc, etc. There was so much to think about, it was a huge learning curve but one which I really enjoyed.
The first two years haven’t been easy there have been highs and lows. The highs most definitely outweigh the lows and I feel truly grateful that I:
- run my own business;
- work from home most of the time;
- have the flexibility to work the hours I want to;
- can walk my dogs any time of the day; and
- have had the pleasure of meeting so many new people over the last two years.
Blog No 2!
Which brings me on to the subject for my next blog (yes, I think I’ll do another!) my first clients, the ones who started this business really happening for me and to whom I will always be grateful for giving me the opportunity.
I can’t sign off without thanking all my friends & family who have been so supportive during the last 2 years, I couldn’t have done it without them.